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Subject: Is there a way to tell
Date Posted: 7/29/2007 2:20 PM ET
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Is there a way to tell how many copies of a particular book are listed in the system?  I have just listed a bunch of Danielle Steele books on my shelf.  They may be many, many copies of these books already in the system.  

Ann

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 2:30 PM ET
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The only way at the moment is to click on the book from your bookshelf and add it to your reminder list.  When you go to your reminder list, it should tell you how many copies of that are listed in the system.  Good luck.

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 2:38 PM ET
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Ok thanks!

I tried that.  When there are 216 copies of a book the likelihood of my book moving anytime soon aren't good since mine is probably about  #216 in the system.  Just listed yesterday.  Hmmm is there any point in leaving it in the system or just donate to Goodwill.

Ann

 

 

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 3:19 PM ET
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I know I'm a LOL, and some times my eyes deceive me, but I can't locate anyplace on my bookshelf that will allow me to add a book to my reminder list. I , like Ann, would like to see how many books are in the system. If some have just oodles, I'll donate to the FOL store where I volunteer. I want to leave the books on my bookshelf. I just want to see how many of certain of mine are in the  system. LOL's often miss things right under their noses!!!! Thank you.   M'ann  (LOL's - Little Old Ladies)

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 5:20 PM ET
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When you search for a book, one of the options besides "Order" or "Add to WL" is "+ Reminder"

 

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 5:41 PM ET
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Anytime you are looking at the details of the book, Margaretann, there is a reminder button. Matter of fact it is there even when you are looking at a list of books, like all of one title. It just says Reminder. And then you go to the "My Account" tab in the grey bar above, then the My Lists item and pause, it then shows a flyout which contains, Reminder List.

And there it shows you how many are in the system. If you've just added your book, like Ann, you can assume you are somewhere at that number, but tomorrow there may be 1, none, or 10 of those copies ahead of you ordered. As for how long it takes to get those highly posted books off your shelf? It all depends on whether someone orders "More from your shelf" when ordering a first book, whether you do any Box-of-Bookx later, or whether you do any deals in the book bazaar. These factors can always get your book ordered out of the FIFO line. I've had several John Grisham books ordered, and let me tell you, there are a LOT of some of them!!! (Take a peek at the Top 50s under the Community tab!)

I believe, L.G. just posted a topic that was entitled Never, Ever, say Never! It was on a WL that she thought she'd never get, but my phylosophy on posting books, is that if I can manage to squeeze a little more room to keep that book, I will. Who knows, I might get lucky!!!

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 5:42 PM ET
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Ann, this is one of the many reasons that I became a boxer.  A lot of people don't want to use their credits for a Danielle Steel or Nora Roberts book....the ones have many, many copies available....but will trade book for book for them.  When I first became a boxer, I had books requested in trades that had been sitting on my shelf for months. 

Another thing you can do is offer a special in the Book Bazaar, such as 3 books for 1 credit, or offer a Danielle Steel free with any order from your shelf. 

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 10:39 PM ET
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Gosh one book has 600 of them posted here!

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 10:56 PM ET
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If it's a book you read you might a well list it.  However, if it is one I got at a garage sale or something, I give it to Goodwill or some such place if there are >100 of them in the system.  Sometimes those get ordered off your shelf, it's true, but they get very long in the tooth by then I find.